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True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.

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    • 4.5 • 9.9K Ratings

True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.

    Los lowriders de hoy (Lowriders of Today)

    Los lowriders de hoy (Lowriders of Today)

    Marisa Rosales loved cars as a kid. But it wasn’t until she discovered lowriders as a young woman that she found a car community connected to her Mexican-American identity.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 26 min
    El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)

    El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)

    Juan Pablo grew up fascinated with bullfighting, a tradition in his home country of Spain. But when he discovers recorte — the art of bull dodging — he sees it as a thrilling, more humane alternative. He throws himself into the dangerous sport, risking his life every time he faces a bull.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min
    El tango de hoy (Tango of Today)

    El tango de hoy (Tango of Today)

    Tango is Argentina’s most iconic cultural tradition. But for a hundred years, tangos have only been written from the perspective of men. The conductor of “La empoderada” or “The Empowered,” Argentina’s first all-female tango orchestra, is trying to change that.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 25 min
    El mate de hoy (Mate of Today)

    El mate de hoy (Mate of Today)

    Uruguay consumes more mate than any other country in the world. But for a hundred years, almost all of that mate has been imported. Now, Rodrigo Patrón is trying to bring back mate production in Uruguay, in a way that respects both the environment and the famous tea’s origins.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 22 min
    Las cholitas de hoy (Cholitas of Today)

    Las cholitas de hoy (Cholitas of Today)

    A group of indigenous women from Bolivia go to great heights to show the world that mountaineering is for everyone — including cholitas who wear their traditional skirts and shawls with pride.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 21 min
    La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

    La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

    After years of studying classical music overseas, a Peruvian composer returns home and decides to write an opera incorporating classical instruments as well as Andean ones like the zampoña and the quena — both types of flutes.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.9K Ratings

9.9K Ratings

rainbowdash2388 ,

¡Perfecto!

These are wonderful! The app and the podcast are awesome together. The speakers really put the pieces together.

bolzano77 ,

Truly Excellent!

These are very well done. The narration is inflected with nuance and meaning, and the topics themselves are interesting and convey wisdom. The transcripts are helpful in filling out the words one misses. Then one can listen to the same podcasts in the car without the transcript and see if this time the words that were previously unclear can be identified. In short, this is a great way of moving from the Duolingo course to understanding longer conversations. It also helps to internalize the rhythm and articulation of the language.

Kingë ,

Great

I read along with the script, and it helps me out immensely. Keep the stories coming they are great.

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